Deafinitely Theatre’s production of 4.48 Psychosis was revived last year following an unprecedented response to its subject matter surrounding the mental health of deaf people. This opened a wider conversation around deaf mental health within the deaf community, amongst academics and sector professionals. The way in which sign language is used in this area needs more research and discussion. As our ideas around mental health evolve, so must the language.

This workshop for BSL Interpreters will explore the current state of British Sign Language on the topic of mental health and how the language had changed over time. We will look at new signs enabling participants to understand how to talk about this topic sensitively.

Led by Hannah Whalley and Victor Nathan

Minimum Requirements: Qualified BSL Interpreter (This workshop is aimed at qualified BSL interpreters only and will count towards continuing professional development points)

Price £70 (Full Price)/ £50 (Early Bird)
When March 7th 2020
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue Old Diorama Arts Centre
Number of CPD points You will achieve 5 CPD points for attending this session 

About the workshop leaders

Hannah Whalley

Hannah Whalley is a qualified mental health nurse and is deaf. She has worked at Springfield Hospital for 5 years as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN).

Victor Nathan

Victor Nathan is a qualified mental health nurse and is hearing. He has worked at Springfield Hospital for 12 years and is aCommunity Psychiatrist Nurse (CPN)

Topics Covered 

  • Introduction to Mental Health and Deafness
  • Legalisation side of mental health  
  • Scenarios
  • Adult and Children
  • Interpreting Idiosyncratic Language

Booking for this event has now closed.